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Picture of an elderly woman, walking, during a physical therapy session 

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) is a medical specialty that helps people who have become disabled. The physical problem might be caused by a disease, a disorder, or an injury. PM&R doctors are experts on nerves, muscles, and bones.

PM&R covers everything from cardiac rehab to pain management. These specialists can be teach you the basics of daily living, or help you recover from a fall. 

Online Medical Reviewer: Bellendir, Trina, MSPT, CLT
Online Medical Reviewer: Kolbus, Karin, RN, DNP, COHN-S
Last Review Date: 4/4/2014
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